Product Type: Harveys Wine
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Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry
Member Name: newby2
Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry
Advantages: a good Christmas drink
Disadvantages: for old ladies
==Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry==
With Christmas right around the corner it is a total must that I have some of this Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry in the drinks cabinet. It is something I remember from my childhood as a regular joke that every year this is something that our next door neighbour would buy my parents and they wouldn't have even gotten through the bottle that had been bought them several years before and yet they were receiving another bottle to add to the collection.
Know as an old ladies drink and of course the drink that has to be put out for Old Saint Nick on Christmas Eve it really is a must have for my household for one reason only. Sherry trifle. Christmas really isn't the same without having a proper sherry laced trifle and although I have tried the cheaper versions of the sherry none make up a trifle like the well known Harvery's Bristol Cream Sherry.
You are looking at paying around £10 for a 70 cl bottle which of course does last a good while and will probably do us a good couple of years (which is why we still have nearly half a bottle in the cupboard right now). I wouldn't put too much in a sherry trifle although sometimes I do wonder if the trifle is indeed child friendly! I think if I was pushed to it I could easily drink a little sherry glass full of the stuff but I can't say its my favourite drink to have over all others but again the glass that we have poured for Father Christmas the last few years hasn't been wasted!
The sherry is a golden type of amber coloured liquid and has a very spicy type flavour to it. It has a taste of nuts and again this is a drink which oozes Christmas feelings and is probably a type of tradition to have around the house. It is a little sweet and does seem to clean up the mouth with its taste and although not especially strong at 17.5% will still give a nice glow after having a glass or two.
I really like the design of the bottle and the blue glass is really rather unique to this drink. The fact that the bottle has a cork stopper is nice too and the whole feel of the design is nice and on the whole I can't find any fault with it. When you buy a cheap sherry and compare it against this there really is no doubt that this drink is far superior than any other and for that reason I feel that a score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is well deserved! Bring on the trifle!!!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: the best sherry you can get